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Jeffers Petroglyphs

27160 County Road 2

Jeffers Petroglyphs is a living sacred site that has been used by various cultural groups for thousands of years. Today many of the people whose ancestors are known to have lived in this area - the Ioway, Cheyenne and Dakota peoples - come to pray here. Visitors to the site find a story of North American peoples that cannot be told anywhere else in an authentic, meaningful and effective manner. 


Anna Eilers

Monday, May 28, 2018
It was such an amazing time I had there. Drove 2 hours specifically to go see this. Loved hearing about the people who all wandered through here before us. It's was truly amazing. I suggest people go at dawn or dusk to really see the amazing carvings.

Libby Wassam

Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018
What an incredible experience! My husband and I went, and it was so much fun to see this awesome historical site. Our guide Mary was extremely friendly and helpful, as well as the rest of the staff. Tips for your visit: -Bring a bottle of water. It is not a hard walk, but pull definitely want to bring water, since you’ll be standing in the sun in the middle of rocks! -The best time to go is near to closing, after 5pm would be ideal, but the site closes at that time. Even though the petroglyphs can be difficult to see at midday, the guides are very helpful, and use water and mirrors to show you the petroglyphs. -Wear good walking shoes. I brought sandals, which was fine, but most of the paths are gravel, and they’re much easier to traverse with tennis shoes. -Have fun! At the end, you may get a chance to chuck a spear at a buffauxlo (wordplay intended) I did not hit the buffalo, but my husband came pretty darn close! Enjoy your time there!

Shane Brons

Saturday, June 23, 2018
Worth the drive if nearby. Informative and interesting piece of local history. Beautiful natural prairie makes for an excellent and peaceful walk.

Kathy Boe

Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018
If you take the time to absorb the history it is awe inspiring each and every time I go.

Lee Wright

Thursday, June 14, 2018
Knowledgeable staff. Cool history. Nice hike too. Clean.

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